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The Old Man of Storr

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5-Day Highland Explorer and Isle of Skye Small Group Tour from Edinburgh
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A hike that is well worth the view at the top

We went not knowing too much before we got here but decided to walk up. My girlfriend was actually in boots with a raised heel and she made it all the way to the top and back... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Tobi F
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went not knowing too much before we got here but decided to walk up. My girlfriend was actually in boots with a raised heel and she made it all the way to the top and back - but I definitely wouldn't recommend doing that! It took us a good 3 hours to get to the top and meander back,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The climb is not too hard and the view is pretty good. There are two trails to Storr, one is up to Storr, the other one is above it. The latter one gives you better view, like incredible view but also tougher to scale. The first one is easier to climb and the view is not too shabby either. Walk... More 

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Ely, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very sunny day, brought out the crowds! Well trodden path, but boggy at the top. Worth walking up past the old man to the mount to the north for views back and to escape the crowds!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Walk for half an hour and you will reach this amazing spot, stunning mountains behind you and an amazing view in front of you, with the sea, the hills...it's amazing.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is a circular trail which winds up toward the rock formation and most people go straight up on the right hand fork. It's steep. The left (which we took by mistake was gently sloping but longer) was much easier. You reach a point where you can see the sky between the Men and everyone sits and has a picnic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We hiked to the old man on a sunny afternoon. From parking cite to the top, it's about 1h 15min. Many people hike to the base of the old man directly, but there is a much better spot to the right and a bit further up, which grants a great view on the whole landscape, including the old man. You... More 

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Yellowknife, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a clear day for doing the hike up to the Old Man of Storr. What a view! We could see the islands on the other side and the rocks to the other. Pretty incredible! It is quite busy, but it's still worth checking out.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We hiked up all the way up to the major rock clusters and the cliff on a rainy day. The experience was surreal. The muddy and slippery paths, the wet grassland, the beautiful pools, the heavy wind on the cliff, the moving mist and cloud, and the shift between drizzle and rainpour together made our hiking more difficult but at... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a bit of a walk to the top. Maybe 2 miles but not too difficult. I highly recommend you take your time and do it at you own pace. The view is worth it. It really isn't that difficult. I only wore sneakers and a windbreaker. I'm 57 and fit but not as athletic as some. Just do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its good to take a drive in the car in this area. Beautiful landscape. You can find sheep on the road.

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